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Indian captain Virat Kohli remains at number four in the Test batting rankings. While Cheteshwar Pujara has moved up to number 16 with a loss of 3 places.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) released the latest Test rankings on Wednesday. In this, captain Kane Williamson, who made New Zealand Test champions, got the advantage of a place and he is again in the top position. Australian player Steve Smith slipped to number 2. At the same time, Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has suffered a loss of one place.
Pant has come at number 7. Apart from these, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma remain on their respective positions in the top-10. Kohli is at number four and Rohit is at number six.
Rahane gains three places, Pujara loses
Team India’s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, who scored 49 and 15 in the final of the Test Championship, has gained three places. They have reached number 13. At the same time, Cheteshwar Pujara, who was a flop in both the innings of the WTC final, has suffered a loss of 3 places. He reached number 16. Pujara scored 8 runs in the first innings of the final and 15 in the second innings.
10 point gap between Williamson and Smith
The 30-year-old Williamson had led the team to victory by scoring 101 runs in the final of the World Test Championship played in Southampton from 18 June. He won the match scoring 49 runs in the first innings and 52 not out in the second innings. He has now become the No.1 Test batsman with 201 points. There is a huge difference of 10 points between him and Steve Smith.
Williamson first reached the top in November 2015. During that time he had a great performance against Australia. Even two weeks ago, he was at the top. Then Smith removed them. However, now Williamson has become number-1 again.
Jadeja also suffered loss among all-rounders
Indian spinner Ravindra Jadeja has also suffered in the ranking of all-rounders. They have slipped from number two to third. He is followed by Ben Stokes of England. Jadeja could not do much in the WTC final. He took only one wicket. In batting too, he could score only 15 and 16 runs.